January 28, 2014 Subject:
Lack of astronomy in education
As a retired high school teacher, I believe the following must happen in education to increase interst in astronomy.
1. Collage science dept require it as part of their general education for science majors, especially for science education majors.
2. College included earth science classes as part of fulfilling science requirements of high school graduates.
3. Astronomy societies must find a way to go to the classroom to cast a boarder net for creating interest. Most teachers and parents will not bother to come to star parties.